Roland Moreno

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Birthday
11, 1945
Birthplace
Egypt
Death Date
Apr 29, 2012 (66)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
11, 1945
Birthplace
Egypt
Death Date
Apr 29, 2012 (66)

About

French inventor of the smart card that made everything from modern driver's licenses to credit cards to mobile phone SIMs possible.

Before Fame

He worked as a clerk and then moved into journalism.

Trivia

He received little international recognition for embedding microchips in cards, but it made him a national hero in France.

Family Life

He married his wife Stephany Stolin in 1976. They had two daughters, Marianne and Julia.

Associated With

He was a big Woody Allen fan, and he code-named his smart card project TMR after the film Take the Money and Run from 1969.

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